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20 Free Motion Quilting Patterns

Get creative with this fun ideas and patterns for free motion quilting!

Free Motion Quilting Patterns

Free motion quilting is a super creative technique because you can move your quilt in any direction to create different stitch patterns. This collection includes general patterns that you can stitch onto any quilt all year-round, as well as specific patterns that are perfect for Halloween quilts or Christmas quilts and table runners.

The variety of ways that you can add free motion patterns to your quilts is endless! Is your quilt looking a little bare around the edges? Add a festive border. Does your sampler quilt have an empty block? Create a block of free motion leaves or snowflakes to complete your design. Need inspiration for a whole cloth quilt? Stitch an all-over motif onto your quilt. Creating free motion designs will soon become your favorite holiday pastime.

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Free Motion Quilting Patterns

Bursting Flower Free Motion Design

Highlight one of winter's prettiest flowers with this free motion quilt pattern.

Mistletoe and Berries Quilting Design

Add a seasonal border to your Christmas quilt with this beautiful Mistletoe and Berries free motion pattern.

Shine Bright Free Motion Design

Your free motion quilt will be the star attraction at Christmas time with this star design pattern.

Wooly Mitten Free Motion Quilting

Nothing says wintertime like cute pairs of mittens sewn onto a warm and cozy free motion quilt.

Basket Weave Free Motion Quilting

Learn how to incorporate two popular free motion patterns into your next quilting design.

Flame Thrower Free Motion Design

This free motion pattern looks like flames and will remind you of a cozy fire on a cold winter night.

Spider Web Quilting Design

Learn how to stitch a spider dangling from a web onto your Halloween-themed free motion quilt.

Pretty Package Free Motion Quilt

During the season of giving, it's only approriate to add borders of neat Christmas packages to your free motion quilts.

Super Spider Web Quilt Block

Spider webs are the perfect quilt block patterns to learn for Halloween.

Free Motion Frost Design

Use the falling snow outside your window as the inspiration for your next free motion quilting pattern.

Poinsettia Free Motion Quilt

Put that pedal to the metal and stitch these beautiful winter petals. This Poinsettia Free Motion Quilt pattern would be gorgeous on a quilt, pillow, or table runner. This intricate design would also make a festive embellishment to holiday cloth napkins.

Christmas Tree Free Motion Quilting

Have fun free motion quilting these creative Christmas tree patterns!

Finger Lakes Quilt Tutorial

This free quilting tutorial is an excellent choice for those new to quilting and is inspired by the Finger Lakes region in New York.

Deep Blue Sea Quilt

 The different shades of blue in this quilt make it a perfect present for an upcoming baby shower and is a charming choice for a nautical-themed nursery.

Spooky Spider Free Motion Tutorial

Free motion quilting is a fantastic way to add a little spice to your quilting projects, making this tutorial a great idea for spicing up a Halloween quilt.

Dizzy Daisy Free Motion Tutorial

A fabulous design for advanced quilters, this free motion tutorial shows you how to create gorgeous daisy designs that look perfect on their own or on top of your newest quilt.

Beluga Baby Quilt Tutorial

This Beluga Baby Quilt Tutorial shows you how to design a baby quilt that's ideal for those new to quilting and comes with a printable embroidery pattern to let you add an adorable under the sea touch to your quilt.

Daisy Chain Free Motion Tutorial

A charming decoration to any quilt top or border, this DIY machine quilting project brings the beauty of summer flowers into your quilt studio.

Basic Bow Free Motion Tutorial

Are you looking to learn a new quilting stitch? Try sewing this Basic Bow Free Motion Tutorial on your next quilt!

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